Every year, the biggest awards for movies and actors are given out at a star-studded ceremony known as the Academy Awards, or “Oscars” for short. The award for Best Picture went to the movie Green Book, Best Actress was awarded […]
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Eat more fruits, vegetables and proteins that come from plants. That’s the advice from Health Canada, which introduced a new Canada’s Food Guide last week. You should also limit “processed” foods and try to eat out less often. Processed foods […]
For the past five Saturdays, people in France have taken to the streets to protest against their government. They wear bright yellow vests; the demonstrations are known as the “yellow vest protests.”
The protesters want the government to lower the tax on gasoline so fuel will cost less, and they want a better cost-of-living. They also want to be “heard” by the government, to be listened to.
Knickers the steer has caught people’s interest, around the world.
The 6’4″ steer is so much bigger than the cattle he lives with that he has become an Internet sensation. Knickers lives in Australia and weighs 1,400 kilograms. An average bull weighs about 1,100 kgs.
Tyne Logan, at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) told reporter Jacqueline Lynch about an enormous Holstein Friesian steer he had seen. She went along to see for herself just how big Knickers is. On the ABC website, she says Knickers was “pretty intimidating when all of his 1,4000 kilograms first came lumbering through the gate towards me.”
The body of former US president George Bush will “lie in state” in Washington, DC, and then return to Texas for burial.
George Bush was the 41st president of the United States. (He is not to be confused with his son, George W. Bush, who was also a US president, from 2001 to 2009.)
George Bush was president from 1989 to 1993.
The International Space Station is a spacecraft that orbits the Earth; it is part laboratory and part home for astronauts. And soon it will have a new resident.
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will make the journey to the ISS on December 3. The launch is set for 6:30 a.m. He will remain on the spacecraft for about six months.
It is his first mission as an astronaut. It is the 17th space flight for the Canadian Astronaut Corps, according to the Canadian Space Agency.
While he is on board the ISS, Saint-Jacques will conduct experiments and demonstrate technology.
A British Columbia man was made to leave a flight because he was asleep right before takeoff.
Stephen Bennett, his wife, Josefa Sapelino, and their son, were taking a WestJet flight from Toronto, Ontario to Cuba on Oct. 13. (They had already flown from Burnaby, BC to Toronto.) Bennett took a sleeping pill which he had been given by a doctor. The flight attendants couldn’t easily wake him up as the plane was preparing to take off. They became worried there was something medically wrong with him, according to CTV News.
Sapelino was eventually able to wake her husband up. That’s when he discovered that the flight attendants wanted him to get off the plane.
The Nobel Prize is one of the biggest prizes in the world.
Dr. Strickland will share the prize with Dr. Gérard Mourou of France and Dr. Arthur Ashkin of the United States.
All three scientists won for their work creating tiny (miniature) tools using lasers.
The prize is $1.28 million. It will be divided among the three scientists. Half the money will go to Dr. Ashkin. Dr. Strickland and Dr. Mourou will share the other half.
Banksy has done it again.
Banksy is a world-famous artist, but no one knows exactly who Banksy is–or even if Banksy is male or female.
That’s because Banksy is a “street artist.” Most of the art Banksy creates is painted on the sides of buildings, public walls and other places that are out in the open. And the art is created without anyone seeing them being created. So Banksy has remained anonymous (meaning that no one knows who it is).
Banksy’s art is “political.” That means it’s not just interesting to look at, but it makes a point about something.
One of Banksy’s most famous paintings is called Girl with Balloon. It was painted in 2002 on a wall in the UK.
Recently, a framed copy of Girl with Balloon was auctioned off (sold) for nearly two million dollars.